Through the United States (US) government's financial and political support for Israel, the US is facilitating Israel's construction of the West Bank Wall, which the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found to be illegal. "There is a well-established doctrine in international law that says if one state is doing something that violates an international obligation, it is unlawful for a second state to facilitate that legality by providing it with the physical means to commit an unlawful purpose," explained John Quigley, professor of law at Ohio State University. Josh Ruebner, grassroots advocacy coordinator for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, added that by supporting Israel's "oppressive Wall regime,” the US is "abusing its power as a global leader."
Summary of a Palestine Center Briefing
For the Record No. 226 (15 July 2005)